Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Gwynfryn Deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/1786

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Title: Gwynfryn Deeds

Short title: Gwynfryn estate, Llanystumdwy, deeds

Dates of creation: 1688-1926

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 107 items

Name of creator(s): Gwynfryn estate


Administrative and biographical history: Richard Ellis ([1730]-1805) of Gwynfryn, Llanystumdwy, Caernarfonshire, married Catherine, daughter of Richard Nanney of Cefndeuddwr, Merionethshire, in 1757. Their son, David Ellis Nanney (d 1819), left his estate to his nephew, Owen Jones (1790-1870) of Brynhir, Criccieth, Caernarfonshire, and of Cefndeuddwr, who assumed the additional name of Ellis-Nanney. Owen's eldest son and heir was Hugh John Ellis Nanney, created a baronet in 1897. The Gwynfryn estate had links with the Mostyn estate, Flintshire, and included land in Caernarfonshire, Merionethshire, and elsewhere in England and Wales. The estate was administered by Messrs Tyrer, Kenion, Tyrer and Simpson, Solicitors, of Liverpool, Lancashire.


Scope and content: Deeds, wills and other records, of the Gwynfryn estate, Mostyn estate and others, 1688-1926, relating to properties in Llanystumdwy, Bangor, Clynnog, Llanllyfni, Criccieth, Botwnnog, Llanaelhaearn, Llanbeblig, Llandudno, Llannor, Llanengan, Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Denio and elsewhere in Caernarfonshire, Llanelltyd, Trawsfynydd, Llanfachreth and elsewhere in Merionethshire, Llanfaelog and Llanidan, Anglesey, Llanrwst and elsewhere in Denbighshire, and in Cheshire, Flintshire, Pembrokeshire and Surrey; miscellaneous letters, 1822-1931, mainly relating to solicitors, including Messrs Tyrer, Kenion, Tyrer and Simpson of Liverpool; plans relating to properties in Llanfaelog and Denio, 1839-1919; papers relating to the sale of Belan, Llanfaelog, 1919; and lists and miscellaneous items, 1823-1891.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Gwynfryn deeds; Mostyn deeds; miscellaneous deeds; letters; plans; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found


Related units of description: Further records relating to the Gwynfryn estate are in Caernarfon Record Office, XM/1761.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Gweithredordd Gwynfryn ac eraill parthed Sir Gaernarfon, Sir Fôn a Sir Ddinbych/Gwynfryn Deeds and others relating to Caernarvonshire, Anglesey and Denbighshire, catalogue; Griffith, John Edwards, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (Wrexham, 1998 reprint).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: July 2004



Deeds | England | Cheshire

Deeds | England | Surrey

Deeds | Wales

Deeds | Wales | Gwynedd

Deeds | Wales | Llanystumdwy

Llanfaelog (Wales) | Maps

Solicitors | England | Liverpool | Archives

Personal names

Ellis Nanney family, of Llanystumdwy

Corporate names

Gwynfryn Estate (Gwynedd, Wales)

Mostyn Estate (Wales)

Tyrer, Kenion, Tyrer and Simpson, solicitors